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As Blood circulates through the body, it presses against the walls of the arteries. The force of this action is called blood pressure. When the pressure is too high, the arterial walls become distorted-they may narrow or thicken-and an extra burden of stress is placed on the heart.

Blood pressure may temporarily rise from exercise, stress, and emotions ranging from joy to anger. Usually, the pressure returns to normal once the situation has passed. In many people, however, blood pressure is high all the time. More than 50 million Americans have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), including almost half of those over the age of sixty-five. The disorder can lead to very serious conditions, including stroke, heart disease, diabetes, eye damage, and kidney problems, so it is considered one of the country's leading health problems.

Sometimes there are symptoms of high blood pressure. You may have unexplained headaches, nosebleeds, or spells of dizziness or sweating. But most of the time high blood pressure is completely asymptomatic, so it's vital that you have it checked regularly. The disorder can strike anyone at any age, but it is most common among the elderly, African Americans, and people of all races living in the southeastern United States. If you fall into any of these risk categories, or if you have a family history of hypertension, you should be doubly sure to have a routine check and to take preventive measures.

About 90 percent of all cases of high blood pressure is called primary or essential hypertension, meaning that there is no underlying disease and no obvious cause. Most likely, a cluster of lifestyle factors is to blame: diet, lack of exercise, stress, and smoking have all been linked to an increase in blood pressure. If another disease or condition, such as cardiovascular disease or kidney, adrenal, or thyroid disorders causes the problem, it is called secondary hypertension. A very small percentage of people suffer from malignant hypertension, in which blood pressure can suddenly soar to extremely dangerous levels.

Essential hypertension can often be controlled with home treatment, but if you have any kind of high blood pressure, you must be under the care of a doctor. Talk to him or her about the strategies you want to employ for wellness.

* All of these prescriptions below have been proven effective; the level of effectiveness depends on the individual. Please consult your doctor when taking any and all supplements.

The top 7 vitamins and supplements have shown to help Blood Pressure:

Prescription for Natural Cures by James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.M.D.

Super Prescription #1 Hawthorn Berry - LifeSource Products

Take 250 mg as a standardized extract three times daily. This herb dilates the artery walls and decreases blood pressure.

Super Prescription # 2 Calcium / Magnesium – LifeSource Product - See All of our Cal/Mag Products.

These minerals have been shown in studies to lower blood pressure. Take a combination of 600 mg of calcium and 300 mg of magnesium twice daily.

Super Prescription #3 CoQ10 – Coenzyme Q10 - LifeSource Product - See All of our CoQ10 Products.

Studies show that this nutrient reduces blood pressure. Take 100 mg two to three times daily.

Super Prescription #4 Garlic - LifeSource Product

Several studies confirm garlic's ability to lower blood pressure. Take 2,500 mg daily of an aged garlic extract.

Super Prescription #5 Omega 3 - LifeSource Product - See All of our Omega 3 – Fish Oil Products.

Fish oil reduces blood pressure when taken on a long-term basis. Take as directed.

Super Prescription #6 Potassium - LifeSource Product

This mineral has been shown in repeated studies to reduce blood pressure. Take as part of a salt-substitute product. Otherwise, use up to 2,000 mg under the supervision of a doctor. Do not use if you are taking a potassium-sparing diuretic medication or have kidney disease or serious heart disease.

Super Prescription #7 Vitamin C - LifeSource Products - See All of our Vitamin C Products.

Vitamin C has a mild blood-lowering effect and helps the body detoxify toxic metals, such as lead, which contribute to high blood pressure. Take 1,000 to 2,000 mg daily.

Super Prescription #8 Blood Pressure Support - LifeSource Product - All Natural and Safe!

LifeSources's Blood Pressure support is a great combination of ingredients designed to support blood pressure already within a healthy range. Once your blood pressure is brought into a healthy range, let us help you keep it there with this great formula. Take as directed on the container.

Another promising supplement is Beet Root. Studies are showing a reduction in high blood pressure when taking beet root powder.


High blood pressure does not usually produce symptoms. If, however, you experience any of the following, see a doctor:

  • Recurring headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Unexplained sweating
  • Nosebleeds
  • Visual disturbances
  • Shortness of breath
  • Flushed cheeks
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Chronic infections

Root Causes

  • A diet that's high in fat, sugar, and/or salt
  • Use of alcohol or caffeine and other stimulants
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Inactivity
  • Pregnancy or birth control pills
  • Underlying medical disorders
  • Heavy-metal poisoning

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The western diet has a lot to do with hypertension. Following the suggestions here will make a real difference in your blood pressure and your overall wellness.

Recommended Food

A diet high in fiber is an excellent way to control or reverse high blood pressure. Your meals should be based around fresh, raw vegetables; soy products; whole grains, like oats; beans; nuts; and seeds.

Dehydration increases the risk of hypertension, so drink a glass of clean water every two waking hours.

As you lower your intake of salt, you must also increase your consumption of potassium. A combination of excess sodium and a deficiency in potassium has been found in many people with hypertension. Good sources of potassium include apples, asparagus, cabbage, oranges, tomatoes, bananas, kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum), and alfalfa.

Apples are superfoods for people with high blood pressure. Not only do they have high levels of potassium, but they're also a good source of pectin, which is an excellent type of soluble fiber.

Onions, garlic, and parsley have been known to bring down blood pressure. They also add flavor to vegetarian meals, so take advantage of their healing properties daily.

Celery has been shown in animal studies to reduce blood pressure. Consume up to four stalks a day.

Foods to Avoid

People with high blood pressure generally benefit from restricting their intake of salt. Salt contains sodium, which causes water retention and increases the pressure inside the arteries. It is not enough to simply stop using table salt; you must also cut out all processed and packaged foods, as well as smoked meats and cheeses, as they are loaded with sodium.

  • Saturated, hydrogenated, and partially hydrogenated fats cause high blood pressure and place a terrible burden on your arteries and heart. Eliminated animal products, margarine, butter, shortening, and refined vegetable oils.
  • Sugar is linked to hypertension. If you do not eat packaged or processed foods, you will eliminate the largest sources of added sugar from your diet, but you should also avoid sugary baked goods and limit your intake of foods that are sweetened naturally.
  • Overindulgence in caffeine is a cause of high blood pressure. Cut back on your intake of coffee, colas, chocolate, and caffeinated teas.
  • Allow yourself no more than one alcoholic beverage a day.


Do a one- to three-day fast every month. Drink a wide variety of juices to support your fast, including those made from apples, bok choy, carrots, onions, leafy greens, apricots, cranberries, cantaloupe, papayas, and red grapes.

Stress Reduction

General Stress-Reduction Therapies

Meditation is a cheap, portable technique that you can use anywhere for a calming effect. You can practice meditation on a regular basis in a quiet room at home. If you feel your blood pressure rise while sitting at a stoplight, during a meeting, or while waiting for your teenager to come home, you can easily spend a few moments paying attention to your breathing. Meditative breathing won't stop the stress, but it can help you take a few steps back and view the problem with detachment.

Stress can make your body constrict its blood vessels, making it harder for blood to get through and thus raising your blood pressure. Biofeedback, however, can help you identify when you constrict your blood vessels, and it can train you to relax them.


When you have your blood pressure checked, the doctor or the nurse usually tells you the two numbers of your reading and whether you have cause for concern. But most health-care professionals don't take the time to explain exactly what those numbers mean. Since this is one of the most important medical test people receive on a regular basis, here's a quick analysis.

The first number is called the systolic pressure. It is measured when the heart beats and indicates the highest amount of pressure against the arterial walls. Between heartbeats, the heart is at rest and the pressure drops to its lowest level. This low reading is called diastolic pressure.

Sample blood pressure reading of 120/80
Systolic pressure = 120
Diastolic pressure = 80

Blood pressure varies with age and fluctuates many times over the course of a day; it often rises in a doctor's office, when many people feel nervous or tense. Blood pressure should be taken when you are calm and unstressed, and it s best to average a total of three readings, taken on different days. The consensus is that for most healthy adults, 120/80 is normal.

Readings are broken down into several categories:

Normal: 110-130/70-85
High normal: 130-139/85-89
Mild hypertension: 140-159/90-99
Moderate hypertension: 160-179/100-109
Severe hypertension: 180 or higher/110 or higher

Bruce Brightman – founder

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